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Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll—study

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Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum on Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

WHO promotes use of ARV drugs as added protection from HIV

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is strongly promoting the use of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men having sex with men, on top of the use of condoms.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Manila mulls sexually-transmitted-infections screening for spa employees

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Masseurs and masseuses in spa and wellness clinics in Manila would be required to undergo regular screening for sexually transmitted infections under a proposed new ordinance to strengthen the city’s program for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Church: Don’t judge those with HIV/AIDS

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Catholic Church officials on Friday said the public should not judge people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes the dreaded Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

She had unprotected sex and fears she’s caught an STD


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I am in my late 30s, still single and with no kids. I’ve only had two serious relationships that lasted six and nine months, respectively. I date once in a while and met this guy my age in April. It was spur of the moment but I gave him my number. I knew from the start that he’s not the serious kind. I don’t even know his status. I rejected him initially, but his persistence in sending me text messages made me go out with him on a date, and eventually we had sex. I could not resist him, not because I love him, but because I felt that I was already trapped in this kind of situation and had hoped that this will be it. Two months later, his wife learned about the affair and I ended it, which he willingly accepted.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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